Re: Surfacecoloring of a sphere

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg15755] Re: Surfacecoloring of a sphere*From*: Martin Kraus <mkraus at theorie3.physik.uni-erlangen.de>*Date*: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 02:03:41 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen, Germany*References*: <79eb8g$9sk@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Florian Stock wrote: > > Hello, > > for visualization of an Satellite, i want to color the surface of a > sphere (for the colors I have a function color[long,att] with long and > att in a range from 0 to 2 Pi). > How can i coloring the sphere? > I've tried with SphericalPlot3D and the ColorFunction option, with > ParametricPlot3D, but I didn't found a way to color it. > > Greetings > > Florian > > -- > "Alles was von Bedeutung ist, ist in Mathematik gegruendet.", > Robert A. Heinlein`s "Sternenkrieger" I guess either long or att goes from 0 to Pi only. With SphericalPlot3D you can choose a color (or more general any list of graphics directives) this way: <<Graphics`ParametricPlot3D` SphericalPlot3D[{1,color[long,att]},{att,0,Pi},{long,0,2Pi},Lighting->False] With ParametricPlot3D it was: ParametricPlot3D[{Sin[att]Sin[long],Sin[att]Cos[long],Cos[att],color[long,att]}, {att,0,Pi},{long,0,2Pi},Lighting->False] Hope that helps Martin Kraus